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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Complete First Practice

Kobe Bryant, Lakers Complete First Practice

The Los Angeles Lakers held their first practice of training camp, and Kobe Bryant talked about how his body felt after a strong conditioning session on September 30, 2014 Read »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Don't Count Out Kobe Bryant

Don't Count Out Kobe Bryant

LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant may surprise a great deal of people on the outside, but his teammates and coaches believe the Black Mamba is ready to surprise and strike. Read »

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Kupchak: Bryant, Nash & Lakers Healthy

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talked to reporters about the health of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash entering training camp and the 2014-15 season. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

Lakers Announce Training Camp Roster

The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers announced their training camp squad. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:51 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers: Spotlight Still on Kobe Bryant

Lakers: Spotlight Still on Kobe Bryant

All eyes will be on Kobe Bryant as he completes his final two seasons with the LA Lakers, but that's nothing new for the future NBA hall-of-famer. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers 2014-15 NBA Schedule

Lakers 2014-15 NBA Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 regular season schedule was announced by the NBA on Wednesday. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Jeremy Lin Wearing Lakers' No. 17

Jeremy Lin Wearing Lakers' No. 17

Jeremy Lin held up the no. 17 as he was presented to the LA Lakers for the first time on Thursday Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe's Back: The 2014-15 LA Lakers

Kobe's Back: The 2014-15 LA Lakers

Kobe Bryant's return automatically promises the Los Angeles Lakers will be an improved team for the 2014-15 season, but the offseason roster moves appear far more positive when closely analyzed. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Kobe Bryant Talks Carmelo Anthony, Lakers

Kobe Bryant talked about Byron Scott becoming Lakers' coach, Carmelo Anthony joining the team, the Buss family leading the team forward and more at his basketball camp at UCSB. Read »

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Will Have Final Words to Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Will Have Final Words to Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, but Kobe Bryant was not present to be a part of the formal meeting with the New York Knicks free agent. Read »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

"I'm 100 Percent" - Kobe Bryant

"I'm 100 Percent" - Kobe Bryant

While in Brazil for the World Cup, Kobe Bryant told Brazilian television that he had fully recovered from his knee injury. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Waiting For LeBron James

Lakers Waiting For LeBron James

A report surfaced that the Lakers are not rushing to announce a new coach with the hopes that a top free agent like LeBron James will join Kobe Bryant in LA and provide input on the Lakers' next coach. Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Should Lakers Target Derek Fisher Next?

Should Lakers Target Derek Fisher Next?

The Los Angeles Lakers have already interviewed a handful of candidates, and Derek Fisher may be next on the interview list. Read »

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Central To Lakers' Coaching Search

Kobe Bryant Central To Lakers' Coaching Search

The Los Angeles Lakers are searching for their next coach, and Kobe Bryant is the point of focus this offseason, once again. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Announce 2014-15 Preseason Schedule

Lakers Announce 2014-15 Preseason Schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers announced their preseason schedule, and all eyes are on their Oct. 6 opener, when Kobe Bryant is expected to take the court wearing a Lakers' jersey for the first time in over nine... Read »

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Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed covers the Los Angeles Lakers for NBCLA.com and has done so since 2012. He attends Los Angeles Lakers' practices, shootarounds, press conferences and home games. Along with covering the NBA Playoffs in LA for three seasons, Shahan has also covered the Lakers in New York, Cleveland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Beijing and Shanghai. Shahan has also covered the Premier League for Yahoo! Sports in London and Manchester, as well as Spanish Primera Liga in Barcelona and Seville.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Adrian Gonzalez 'Thankful' to Dodgers

Adrian Gonzalez 'Thankful' to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a pregame show for their first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on his bobblehead night on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

'Red-Hot' Dodgers Sweep Cincinnati

'Red-Hot' Dodgers Sweep Cincinnati

Yasmani Grandal homered, Scott Kazmir struck out 12 and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed the three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, 3-1, on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Vin Scully turns down offer to call All-Star Game

Vin Scully turns down offer to call All-Star Game

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Yasiel Puig Pulled from game Against Reds

Yasiel Puig Pulled from game Against Reds

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